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The Floating Mountain

By Bajob3
Similar to the last image that I uploaded. Again any feedback how to improve the image or processing would be appreciated. I will also upload the original image

Tags: Landscape and travel Monochrome landscape



dudler Plus
19 2.1k 2018 England
31 Jan 2021 11:41AM
Very much a grab shot, looking at the unedited image: obviously, zooming in a bit would give more quality. I'm wondering if yo s hot this through a coach window, from the hasty and skewed composition?

Slight further cropping may give a better result, making the mountain a larger part of the whole.

clicknimagine Plus
13 1.3k 105 India
31 Jan 2021 11:47AM
Beautifully composed, You don't need 1/640 shutter speed unless you are taking this shot from a moving car or you have an extremely shaky hand, there are overexposed areas in the could have reduced the iso and the unwanted noise...I think you know the relationship of the trio , and the use of various metering modes...
clicknimagine Plus
13 1.3k 105 India
31 Jan 2021 11:54AM
I have seen your original image now, and i can see you had taken the shot through a window, and cropped the original one, as a result the noises became much more apparent as John said it looks like a grab shot...You could have done this zooming the scene in camera, instead of cropping it...
Bajob3 2
31 Jan 2021 1:20PM
Thank you for the feedback. I wasnít sure if I should crop closer or include the river in the foreground to give a sense of scale. To be honest I havenít got a straight eye in my head. I have now started using the virtual horizon to get close to level horizons and have also started to make more use of my tripod.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.1k 2607 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2021 1:26PM
It would be useful to know more about the circumstances. Was there any reason for the high ISO and fast shutter speed? Was it taken from a moving vehicle, for example? The angle of the original indicates a grab shot, taken without careful preparation, but that doesn't really sit with the use of Manual. Were the settings left over from a previous shoot? The settings were similar for your previous upload but I don't think we really heard an explanation.

It's attractive, loaded with atmosphere, but with a lower ISO it could have been a much better quality image.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.1k 2607 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2021 2:09PM
Thanks for uploading that original by the way. I've added two modifications, colour and b&w, with brief notes.
banehawi Plus
19 2.9k 4354 Canada
31 Jan 2021 2:23PM
Nothing much to add but a modification, and request for more information re very high shutter/ISO.

The original can be cropped a lot less.


Bajob3 2
31 Jan 2021 2:42PM
We were in a coach with tinted windows driving from Anchorage along the Turnagain arm on the way to a Glacier Cruise. I had the high ISO set to allow for shooting through the tinted windows in case I saw anything worhwhile. I believe the shot was taken on a stop to see spawning Salmon and I happened to spot the scenery across the opposite side of the road.
pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2290 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2021 3:40PM
Thank you for that extra information, Trevor, and for confirming this was taken through a window. There is a lot of noise evident after a crop is made, probably mainly due to the high ISO.

I like your title because the low cloud/mist covers the base of the mountain, and I felt it looked like an alien spacecraft at first.

Looking at your original and Willie's modification, I like seeing the water in the bottom of the frame because it suddenly makes sense when there is context, and the "floating" doesn't come across so strongly.

Well worth shooting, despite the difficulties.

mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.1k 2607 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2021 5:50PM
Thanks for the explanation. It's worth getting into the discipline of checking settings regularly, particularly if you set for a very particular set of circumstances such shooting from inside a moving vehicle with tinted windows - reset immediately you get outside!

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